HHS ASPR TRACIE has developed new resources, ASPR TRACIE Disaster Behavioral Health Self Care for Healthcare Workers Modules, to provide needed information for front-line health care and social services workers to use prior to a disaster to recognize and reduce their stress levels and maintain resilience during recovery.
In our analysis of Constellation professional liability claims involving skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living facilities asserted from 2010 to 2015, the failure to ensure resident safety – primarily falls – was the #1 most frequent allegation and #1 most costly. Constellation Risk Report – Preventing Resident Injury – LTC
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has released a Patient Safety Essentials Toolkit including resources to help improve teamwork and communication, perform root-cause analysis and address errors, and create reliable systems. The nine tools each include instructions, an example, and a template to assist in implementing the resources.
The Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit is an all-hazards risk assessment for health care organizations that can be used to inform emergency preparedness planning, risk management activities, and resource investments. The toolkit was developed in collaboration with government and private sector experts in emergency management, physical security and cybersecurity. The …
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have launched a free infection preventionist training program for senior living and long-term care organizations to meet the required infection prevention training Requirements for Participation for Nursing Homes.. Read more at https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-cdc-offer-specialized-online-infection-prevention-and-control-training-nursing-home-staff-long
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has launched a free six-month initiative, Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network, designed for hospitals and health care systems with at least 1,000 deliveries per year. The goal of the network is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to needed to reliably implement promising practices and improve …